Covering Every Angle of TechnologyIf you’re tired of the complicated and drawn-out explanations when it comes to technology, this is the podcast for you! Join us as we discuss and analyze the industry focusing on how it relates to you and influences your daily life. We cover the entire spectrum of technology – business, media, healthcare, government, space, security, education, social media, privacy, e-commerce, aeronautics, and more.
We are diving into some interesting technology topics! Twitter announced their plans to conduct beta testing to allow users to control their replies and responses through filtering settings in an attempt to limit harassment and abuse. Windows 7 technical support and security updates ended this week, signaling the end of an era and the call to upgrade systems. Apple and the United States Department of Justice are at each other’s throats once again as they defend the work each one is doing related to a naval air station shooting.
We kick off the new year not talking about CES (at least not yet) but about some tricks, trends, and taxation. Many Google Maps users are pretty familiar with the basic features, but we are sharing 6 hidden tricks that are not well known. A big push to update technology in the United Kingdom healthcare system is underway and hours of time are set to be saved. An upward trend of paying for tax preparation software and not paying for professional work is begging the question of how well technology can help us. Finally, SpaceX launched another round of Starlink satellites but the astronomy profession is raising valid concerns over the deployment.
We are finishing off the decade with a great discussion on how technology influences every sector of your lives. The new year is a great opportunity to create a better tech-based life which includes focusing on security, data backup, and trimming down the subscriptions. The Consumer Electronics Shows takes over Las Vegas and much of the attention will be on virtual reality growth, algorithmic personalization, digital privacy, and digital health growth. Lastly, Tesla drivers were stuck waiting hours for a charging system in the central and southern coasts of California as a winter storm complicated holiday travel plans.
We continue with sharing some of our top tech stories from the year including the Equifax settlement terms, failed IPOs in the tech space, Amazon’s flops of the year, and FTC’s fine levied on Facebook. In other tech news, a new phishing email scheme is stealing your payment information from gas station systems. Ring’s Neighbors app was found to be leaking the precise location of each camera and allowed Gizmodo reporters to map out thousands of cameras across specific regions.
We take a moment to look back at some of the top stories of this year including the failure of MoviePass, how AT&T hijacked 5G, poorly ran Congressional hearings, and listening in on voice assistant devices. Google announced some details on their latest augmented reality platform known as ARCore, which boasts incredible capabilities and application. An era is ending at Google as Larry Page and Sergey Brin are stepping down as executives within the Alphabet organization.
Rick Limpert – the #1 sports technology writer in the United States, joins the podcast to talk about holiday tech gifts and gadgets. Rick offers up a wide range of tech gift ideas and shares the tech gifts that go well beyond the tablets, phones, and gaming systems. We dive into talking about high tech Huffy bikes, Amazon Echo Flex, Samsung soundbars, the World Almanac, an affordable GPS golf watch, and eco-friendly clothing. So be sure to place these items in your shopping carts this holiday season.
We are looking at the recent focus on the electrification of trucks in the automotive industry. Tesla announced the addition of the Cyber Truck to their model line, much to the pleasure of some and to the displeasure of others. The automotive manufacturers in the United States continue to invest billions in building and developing hundreds of electric vehicles to consumers. We share what the major automakers are creating and when to expect new vehicles. Lastly, after suffering nearly 250 ransomware attacks, Finland orchestrated a nationwide training scenario to combat future attempts.
The California Consumer Privacy Act in set to take effect in 2020 which provides some level of protection and leverage for consumers when it comes to the personal data collected by companies. John Legere is stepping down as T-Mobile CEO after a tremendously successful six year run in which he brought the dying telecom company into relevance. Motorola is set to release a modern version of the Razr, the foldable phone that will tug at the nostalgic heart strings of some listeners. There are some new data points in the latest cord cutting trend that are worthy of sharing and debating.
We kick off the show with a brief reflection on Veteran’s Day and how technology has changed the landscape of military defense. SpaceX continues to create impressive headlines with their fourth launch of Falcon 9 and first time reuse of their payload fairing. Chrome is considering instituting a system for essential grading the speeds of websites as they load in hopes of creating a better user experience. Lastly, Google orchestrated a purchase of Fitbit as the internet giant takes a major set into the wearable market.